Since 1992 Mountain Bike New Zealand (MTBNZ) has been the national body for mountain biking in New Zealand and it is responsible for supporting the development and growth of both competitive and recreational mountain biking.


Mountain Bike New Zealand and Cycling New Zealand work together to grow and develop mountain biking as a sport for New Zealanders, through promoting participation and membership, development pathways, securing and administering national and international level competition.  


As the sports’ volunteer member organisation, MTBNZ represents Clubs and interfaces with them to inform its members. 

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The MTBNZ Executive is made up of volunteer representatives from across New Zealand, who are members of Clubs and have a wealth of knowledge and experience across all things Mountain Bike.   


President: Chris Arbuckle - MTBNZPresident@gmail.com - Club - Mountain Biking Otago (Life Member), Bike Wanaka (Member) and Queenstown MTB Club (Member)


Treasurer / Schools:  Gareth Osmond - gareth.osmond@gmail.com - Club - MTB Tauranga


Secretary: Ryan Hunt - xcwhippet@gmail.com - Club - Wellington MTB Club 


General Executive (DH Events Liaison): Jamie Roberts - jamie@akdh.co.nz - Club - AKDH Club 


General Executive Member: Agata Bulska:  agata@bulska.co.uk - Club - Gravity Canterbury


The Executive meets regularly throughout the year.  To raise agenda items for consideration, please contact Secretary: 

Ryan Hunt - xcwhippet@gmail.com

Year: 2019/20

MTBNZ Executive 

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Mission Statement

“to support our clubs to encourage all bike riders into the sport mountain bike riding”

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What we do

MTBNZ is the National Organisation for the Sport of Mountain Biking in New Zealand.


We focus on


  • Encouraging participation in mountain biking and membership to local mountain bike clubs;

  • Building stronger club networks and alliance relationships;

  • Support talent development in all areas of the Sport;

  • Seek opportunities to raise funds to support the Sport;

  • Encourage and support clubs to run or assist in running National level events;

  • Fostering regional collaboration and partnerships to ensure the viability of ongoing advocacy to Cycling NZ and other sporting organisations for the Sport;

  • To build the capability within the MTBNZ Executive to ensure leadership of the Sport at all levels.

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